Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery
Portland Freedom Trail
The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom. Charlotte Thomas 1822-1920 Sophia Ruby Manuel 1802-1875 Elias Thomas 1772-1872 Elizabeth Widgery Thomas 1779-1861 Margaret P. Driver 1769-1853 Christopher Christian Manuel 1781-1845 George Ropes 1809-1842 Jenett C. Pear Ruby 1805-1827
Erected by City of Portland Maine.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail series list.
Location. 43° 39.789′ N, 70° 15.064′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Congress Street and Mountfort Street, on the right on Congress Street. Marker is located outside the fence
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alonzo P. Stinson (here, next to this marker); Christopher Christian Manuel (a few steps from this marker); Eastern Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); War of Independence Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Coffin Boyd (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend William I. Reese (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rear Admiral James Alden (about 300 feet away); Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.